Being that we are under a renovation at the ark, there really wasn’t anywhere to host a Christmas for the folks out there. I had an idea that not only would be a great place to gather for Christmas dinner but also to enjoy for many gatherings throughout the year. I really wanted to have a sanctuary in general on the property. I just love tipis and needed a good excuse to get one. Being that Christmas is my favourite time of year, I thought it would be perfect. I just love the tipi for its gathering ability, its warmth, its comfort and its fashion in general. Plus, who wouldn’t want to enjoy a winter adventure in a tipi?
This year is not like the rest
For the last decade or more I have spent the Christmas season organizing Christmas get togethers, dressing up for parties, shopping for gifts and spending countless hours baking, all trying to maintain some sort of balance and sanity. You probably know the feeling but this year is just different.
Usually at this time of year I tell you where to get the greatest presents and I suppose I could do a little of that at the end of this post, especially if you were thinking of getting me a gift…lol, Jk. But seriously, I have no real desire this year for any presents other than maybe your actual presence. I am spending my Christmas season out at Noah’s Ark and plan on having a few fires under the stars. I’m hoping to get a tipi delivered in time for Christmas to have the first annual Tipi Christmas Celebration because if you know me you know that this is my very favourite holiday and I just can’t resist trying to bring folks together. You know, the usual Christmas festivities but just a little more out-doorsie.
This year I am wrapping up another year of healing and there is something about being in nature that helps the process seem quicker and more enjoyable in general. I am ever so grateful God gave me this unique opportunity to spend so much time in his natural elements for my healing journey post accident. I thought it only fitting to celebrate Christmas in one of the most beautiful places I know and invite you to join me. Everything about this December is all so serendipitous.
May showers bring June Flowers but getting booked for summer adventures time starts now………..
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There really isn’t anything like getting outside away from wifi and just being in nature to reset, get inspired and just truly rest.
After writing the RESET-90 Happy Healthy days program I really wanted to have my own time to just unwind, reflect and recharge. I really think it’s important to do that every once in a while. Resetting may look different for different people at different times but for me, I’ve really had an urge to be outside and away from the hustle. I find that being in nature helps me connect with my creative side and allows me to just flow in a way that feels natural. Good sleep, exercise, creative activities and good food are all part of my perfect reset.
I spent the extra time reading, playing my guitar, painting and paddling. Although there were fires in the area it didn’t seem to bother me. I napped when the bugs started to get busy in the afternoon and just enjoyed the slow pace of the day. Each day was a little different and I had plenty of visitors but some of the days I got to enjoy all to myself which I am very thankful for.